Morgan Lewis

Legal Practice Assistant - Private Client

3+ months agoPhiladelphia, PA

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading global law firms with over 4,000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking a Legal Practice Assistant in our Private Client Practice Group, reporting to the Senior Director of Legal Practice Support. Part of the firm's ML LawPath program™, this position will reside in the Philadelphia office and will be responsible for providing a broad range of administrative and substantive legal support to the Private Client Practice Group in an environment where superior client service is emphasized. This position is designed to provide the experience, connections and continuous learning to fast track your career, with an opportunity to develop client relationships, routinely engage with Practice Group attorneys and legal professionals, and gain significant analytical and project management skills.

Key responsibilities of this position:

  • Establishes, organizes and maintains case and client files.
  • Manages case and client information manually and digitally via electronic databases.
  • Supports the development and management of case and practice group timelines.
  • Researches basic tax and real estate matters.
  • Assists attorneys with the preparation and review of various estate planning documents and beneficiary designation forms.
  • Provides draft documents to attorneys and clients.
  • Provides administrative support, including, but not limited to, document production, conflicts checks for new matters, business intake materials, and expense forms/paperwork.
  • Interfaces with clients and may serve as a point of contact for clients.
  • Drafts and assists in the preparation of probate documents.
  • Obtains employer identification numbers from the IRS.
  • Coordinates the payment of tax payments to the IRS and other taxing authorities.
  • Coordinates and participates in day-to-day client management.
  • Participates in supervised client communications to exchange information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required;
  • One (1) year of internship or professional experience preferred; professional services industry experience a plus.
  • Independent, self-starting, and self-motivated.
  • Superior written/verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently and within a team environment are a must.
  • Exceptional organization skills.
  • Proven ability to meet stringent deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and balance multiple tasks while operating in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Flexibility to travel and work evening hours at times as needed.
You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by your hire date to be eligible for starting in the role. Proof of vaccination will be required. Morgan Lewis will provide reasonable accommodation(s) based on medical or religious grounds for qualified candidates.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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    Job ID: morgan-R1041